WNY Dial-a-Bird 11 Mar 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Mar 11 14:13:01 EST 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/11/2004
* NYBU0403.11
- Birds mentioned
  
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  ROSS'S GOOSE
  BLUE-WINGED TEAL
  CANADA GOOSE
  GOLDEN EAGLE
  AMERICAN WOODCOCK
  SORA [reported]
  Red-throated Loon
  Red-necked Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  Snow Goose
  Turkey Vulture
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Harrier
  Northern Goshawk
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Eastern Screech-Owl
  Great Horned Owl
  Snowy Owl
  Barred Owl
  Long-eared Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  Nor. Saw-whet Owl
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Rusty Blackbird
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin
  American Goldfinch

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             03/11/2004
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet.com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Transcriber:      David F. Suggs

  Thursday, March 11, 2004 

  Dial-a-Bird is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum of 
  Science and this answering system was donated by the Buffalo 
  Ornithological Society. Press (2) to leave a message, (3) 
  for updates, meeting and field trip information and (4) for 
  instructions on how to report sightings and use this system. 
  To contact the Science Museum, call 896-5200. 

  Highlights of reports received March 4 through March 11 from 
  the Niagara Frontier Region include ROSS'S GOOSE, BLUE-
  WINGED TEAL, RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE, GOLDEN EAGLE, 
  AMERICAN WOODCOCK and owls. 

  From the Lake Ontario Plains, March 10, 2 very rare ROSS'S 
  GEESE were reported in the Orleans County Town of Yates, on 
  the north side of Route 18, east of Marshall Road. 

  At least 15 waterfowl species reported this week in the 
  region. Of note, 2 early BLUE-WINGED TEAL on March 6, at the 
  Iroquois Refuge, along Route 77 north of Oak Orchard Ridge 
  Road. One of the small forms of CANADA GOOSE, the 
  RICHARDSON'S GOOSE, was reported at three locations this 
  week - 9 on Steiner Road in Newstead, 10 on Somerset-
  Hartland Townline Road, and a single RICHARDSON'S over Four 
  Mile Creek State Park in Porter. Several hundred SNOW GOOSE 
  over Cayuga Pool in the Iroquois Refuge, yet 100 miles to 
  the east, in the Montezuma Refuge area, an estimated 100,000 
  SNOW GEESE. In response to several recent reports, it is the 
  TUNDRA SWAN that is the region's common spring migrant, 
  while the introduced TRUMPETER SWAN is the rare exception. 

  Hawk migration stepped up this week. The highlight was an 
  adult GOLDEN EAGLE, among 177 raptors of 9 species, over 
  Four Mile Creek on March 7. March 10 at the Hamburg 
  Hawkwatch, about 100 raptors included 46 RED-SHOULDERED 
  HAWKS. TURKEY VULTURES were widely reported. March 9, a 
  reported NORTHERN GOSHAWK in a yard in the Town of Wales. 
  And at the Allegany Reservoir, along Route 280 between Wolf 
  Run and Willow Bay, a high count of 13 to 17 BALD EAGLES. 

  March 5, two AMERICAN WOODCOCKS were heard along Allegany 
  State Park Road 2, and March 9, an AMERICAN WOODCOCK in 
  Wyoming County. 

  Impressive results from an all night search for owls in 
  Wyoming County on March 9 - 19 owls seen or heard, including 
  9 NOR. SAW-WHET OWLS, plus 3 EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS, 6 BARRED 
  OWLS, a LONG-EARED OWL, and surprisingly, no Great Horned 
  Owls.  

  The BOS owl trip to Niagara County on March 7 recorded 5 or 
  6 owl species - NOR. SAW-WHET OWL at Four Mile Creek, 4 
  SHORT-EARED OWLS with 9 NORTHERN HARRIERS at Dickersonville 
  Road and Youngstown Road in Porter. Also in the county, 
  EASTERN SCREECH-OWL, GREAT HORNED OWL, BARRED OWL and a 
  probable SNOWY OWL still at the Niagara Falls airport. 

  March 7, a very early, reported SORA was heard at the 
  Tillman Area in Clarence. 

  Other reports this week - RED-THROATED LOON and RED-NECKED 
  GREBE at Fort Niagara State Park. At Sinking Ponds in East 
  Aurora, PILEATED WOODPECKER and 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. Another 
  PILEATED WOODPECKER at Tillman. And at a feeder in the Town 
  of Ashford, 10 COMMON REDPOLLS, 15 PINE SISKINS, 30 AMERICAN 
  GOLDFINCHES and a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, March 18. 
  Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may 
  report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and 
  reporting to Dial-a-Bird. 

- End Transcript 



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